Stories by Agam Shah

Apple to Microsoft: Better late than never for Office on iPad

Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks Microsoft could have benefitted from bringing the Office suite to iPads earlier, but it was better late than never.

IPhone sales drive strong Apple earnings

Apple's iPad shipments declined, but iPhone sales were strong as the company reported a hike in profit and revenue during the second quarter of 2014.

Raspberry Pi alternatives emerge to fill need for speed

Raspberry Pi isn't planning a hardware upgrade of its popular US$25 computer anytime soon, but faster options are emerging for users attracted to such board-like devices.

What kind of tablet does $5000 get you?

Can your tablet withstand a 2-meter drop or be submerged in water for 30 minutes and keep functioning? The new $5,000 tablets from Xplore Technologies can.

Micron ups endurance, capacity of SSDs to meet data center demand

As data centers demand faster and faster storage, Micron is answering the call with long-lasting, solid-state drives that offer up to 800GB of capacity.

Samsung's 28-inch 4K monitor price drops to under $600

The price of Samsung's latest 28-inch 4K monitor has dropped by $100 to just under US$600, which could be a precursor to 4K monitor prices further plummeting as the technology goes mainstream.

AMD steers clear of low-cost tablet market

Advanced Micro Devices doesn't want its chips in low-priced tablets, and is eager to avoid a battle with Intel or ARM, whose chips have driven tablet prices down to under US$100.

Plastic computers taking shape, but won't replace silicon

Can plastic materials morph into computers? A research breakthrough published this week brings such a possibility closer to reality.

Samsung teams with GlobalFoundries on 3D chips

Samsung is partnering with chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries to increase the supply of low-power, high-speed chips for smartphones and tablets.

AMD's profitability streak ends at two quarters

Advanced Micro Devices' bottom line changed from black to red on Thursday when the company posted a loss after two straight quarters of profits.

AT&T wearables to hit the smartwatch runway soon

Smartwatches for use on AT&T's network will be out this year, a company executive said Wednesday.

See ya, Microsoft: Intel looks to Android for growth in tablets

In case it wasn't clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is where it's at.

Intel sells more tablet chips but profits fall

Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.

USB 3.0 jumps to light speed with new 10-meter optical cable

The ubiquitous USB 3.0 connector is advancing to light-speed and longer-distance data transfers thanks to optical cables from Corning that started shipping on Tuesday.

Toshiba's 4K laptop to ship next week for $1,499.99

One of the first laptops with a 4K screen will go on sale from Toshiba for US$1,499.99 next week.

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